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What an unusual Spring this is!

Posted by Mervi on April 2, 2020 at 1:15 PM




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Dear friends! In the previous thread I was wondering what the Spring would be like this year. Now we know it's most 'odd' due to the covid-19 virus. The world isn't the same it was only a few weeks ago. I hope we will all stay in good health and keep an optimistic mind. Better times will come - sooner or later!

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Reply Ludmila
3:26 AM on April 9, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
Patricia
I am thinking on you.
Chris
Wirtschaftlich ist im Moment alles sehr schlecht. Ich hoffe "wir schaffen wirklich das".
Unsere Medizine funktioniert gut so lange das Geld da ist.
Mervi
Herkules is ready
Reply Britta-Gudrun
3:12 AM on April 9, 2020 
Guten Morgen!
Patricia, hoffentlich ist es eine leichte Form des Virus und deine Lungen sind nicht vorgeschaedigt.
Ich denke an dich mit lieben Gruessen!
Britta-Gudrun
Reply Mervi
5:49 PM on April 8, 2020 
Patricia - I wish you a speedy recovery! Please, take care!

Britta-Gudrun - I hope you can sleep well tonight!

Ralph - Sometimes I feel I have to pinch my arm to believe this is not just a night mare - and it's a night mare anyway!

Chris - The weather in Frankfurt sure is too warm for this time of the year.

Dumba - I hope you have somebody to help you with the shopping!
Reply Dumba
4:15 PM on April 8, 2020 
OMG, dear PATRICIA ROBERTS, I am so sorry for you.
All fingers and toes are crossed that it will show to be a rather mild CORONA-course!
Sending you the best vibes and wishes (this also for anybody else - Please be very CAREFUL, DEARs!).
Reply Ludmila
3:26 PM on April 8, 2020 
Chris
Wir haben auch gegossen
Reply Chris
3:26 PM on April 8, 2020 
LUDMILA - ich bin jeden Tag unterwegs.
Meist erst spaet und auf Geheimwegen.
Es ist sehr trocken bei uns, ich musste
abends den Garten giessen. Wir hatten
heute einen Sommertag (25C). :)
Es ist zu warm fuer die Jahreszeit.

Ich denke, es nicht die Frage, ob
wir eine Wirtschaftskrise bekommen,
sondern nur, wie schlimm sie wird. :roll:
Je nachdem, wie lange der Zustand
noch andauert. Wenn Italien pleite
geht, dann sind wir alle erledigt...
Reply Ludmila
3:04 PM on April 8, 2020 
Patricia
I keep my fingers cross for you.
Ralph
I hope we will go through in not too very long time.
Chris
Warst du heute unterwegs?
Reply ralph
2:55 PM on April 8, 2020 
Patricia
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Reply patricia roberts
1:59 PM on April 8, 2020 
Good evening Dear All, sorry for being so silent, but I am just not feeling well. According to my doctor, I have all symptoms and now, I definitely must stay inside, for my own safety and for others.
Reply ralph
11:28 AM on April 8, 2020 
Just having an early supper of scrambled eggs and ham while cutting up some magazines and listening to the Radio.
Knutis Weekly fills the gap by showing the lovely cubs.
Yesterday while out shopping I noticed a lot more crows and blackbirds than usual, which is not such good news for smaller birds.
I had to laugh when I saw someone drive past with a dog on the back seat as his only passenger. But there are far fewer people and cars around.
I found an old friend from work on Facebook. He and his wife moved to France a few years ago. Another friend and his wife have just returned from there, deciding that the UK was more to their taste aftee all. An old friend I worked with in Khartoum keeps me posted on his family. A young Rwandese woman I knew in the mid 90s now has grown up children and is married to a Swede and living there.
The daily News on the Radio is churning away. In typical British fashion we are muddling through. It will be interesting to see if people accept the higher taxes that will come to pay the bills. People are looking enviously at Germany and Denmark fir their much better resourced healthcare. I will be surprised if cash poor Brits will be willing to pay for health insurance and more national and local taxes. People seem to always believe someone else should pay.
Still, we have been able to use the military arts learnt in Afghanistan and Iraq to build new emergency hospitals in exhibition and conference centres in London and other major cities.
I will look in later to have a nightcap with Uncle Sergej
Reply Britta-Gudrun
10:37 AM on April 8, 2020 
Mervi, wegen des full moon habe ich kaum geschlafen und bin heute einfach nur muede vom Nichtstun.

Yeo, auf diese Weise kannst du dein Knie schonen ohne schlechtes Gewissen zu haben und anstecken tust du dich und die alten Menschen auch nicht!
Reply Mervi
6:22 AM on April 8, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! After a moonlit night the sun is shining.

Ludmila - Thanks for the Herkules! I hope Uwe is getting better today.

Yeo - It's good you're on the sick leave now! Your knee needs time to be good again. I hope the old people in 'your' nursing home have avoided to get the corona virus.

Today I have something new in KWM for you! I made a potpourri of photos & videos of MALIK'S TWINS, INUVIK AND FINJA! Of course, a cuteness alarm is needed!

I wish everybody a happy Hump Day!
Reply Yeo
6:11 AM on April 8, 2020 
70

Liebe Grü�e zur Mittagszeit!

@ Ludmila
Gute Besserung für deinen Mann.

Gestern hatte meine Tochter Geburtstag. Heute Nachmittag kommt sie zu Besuch. Eine Person darf ja. Ich freue mich schon sehr.

Gestern war ich auch beim Arzt. Ich bin wieder einen Monat krankgeschrieben. Es geht noch nicht gut. Auf der Stra�e brauche ich noch eine Krücke.

Ich wünsche euch allen einen schönen Tag.
Bleibt alle gesund!
Reply Ludmila
3:28 AM on April 8, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
I am at work again. The sun is shining. Herkules is ready
Reply Mervi
3:56 PM on April 7, 2020 
Chris - I could admire the full moon, too. There were no clouds in the sky for a change! :D

Ludmila - I hope you join us and have a Fullmoon Cocktail!
Reply Chris
3:05 PM on April 7, 2020 
GUTEN ABEND

We had a beautiful moonrise in the evening!
Today is fullmoon - moon is near to earth. :)

There were some clouds in the afternoon.
But no rain - we had about 24C today. :)

LUDMILA - speedy recovery for Uwe !

MERVI - I will check KWM later. :)

I am at the bar for a drink. :)
Maybe a Fullmoon-Cocktail ?
Reply Ludmila
3:04 PM on April 7, 2020 
Patricia
How are you doing?
Reply Mervi
6:33 AM on April 7, 2020 
Good day! Guten Tag!

Dumba - thanks for the link. I'll check it later!

Chris - Now we have double reason to do our best to avoid getting corona! Mimmi and Nalle are 'Stubentigers' and nobody's visiting us so they should be reasonably safe. - I hope the tigers in the Bronx Zoo will recover!

Britta-Gudrun - I hope both you and Django are OK!

Ludmila - Hopefully Uwe is recovering well from his flu.

Ralph - Even an ordinary sandwich tastes better when somebody else makes it! :D - I'm not a Boris Johnson fan but I wish him a speedy recovery anyway!

Patricia - How are you feeling today? I hope better! At least it's your favouriet day Tuesday.

I've published one of my 'savings' in KWM. Gudrun visited PIT & PAULE AND, OF COURSE, KATJUSCHA in the end of february and you can see her photos now in our magazine.

I wish everybody a pleasant Tuesday! Stay home if you can! Take care!
Reply ralph
6:14 AM on April 7, 2020 
Hoping that Patricia and Uwe will get better soon.
I went out for my weekly shop and also to spend some time in the lovely sunshine. I really miss being able to pop into Greggs for a porridge pot or bacon roll and coffee. It always tasted better than having them at home.
My isolation seems to be working so far. I am hoping that the situation here will get better in a few weeks.
I was talking to a friend of mine who works in healthcare and he said that being ventilated is very hard and painful, which is why if you are frail or unwell it is a difficult treatment. I am doing my best to avoid getting Corona.
I will look in later to see what Uncle Sergej has got for us.
Reply Ludmila
2:35 AM on April 7, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
Chris
Uwe hat wahrscheinlich eine Grippe. Er hat am Sonntag Fieber und Gliederschmerzen bekommen. Diese Nacht hat er aber gut geschlafen.
Britta-Gudrun
Im Zoo-Bronx haben sich die Tiger vom Pfleger mit dem Virus angesteckt.
Mervi
Herkules is ready